A few months ago, an article on Facebook asked, “Why Is the Church Going Dark?” The main gist was about how santuaries have become dimly lit with no windows.
One woman commented, “The people in front want attention.”
Another woman replied, “Performers on a stage. Lifting themselves up instead of Jesus….”
I can’t speak for other musicians in worship ministry. I know I’m not up there for attention, even though I get it. For example, I had the sweetest woman come up to me around Christmastime after one of the church services and ask why I wasn’t smiling while I played. I thought she was teasing me, because of this post.
I don’t know why my exuberance inside doesn’t translate to my face.
While I’m not a performer, I do know how to play the piano. That talent came from God, and He tells me to use it.
One thing’s for sure: while people argue about church lighting, I’m going to continue to get my butt up on that stage and do my best—playing piano and singing backup—with the rest of the band.
Together, with our various gifts, we’re going to point people toward Jesus.